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Advance praise forThe Clover House
 
“A rare treat: an elegantly written debut about a family mystery set during wartime, the slipperiness of memory, and the challenges of forgiveness . . .Read it, read it!”—Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us 
 
“Layered and complex, The Clover Houseis a provocative examination of family secrets and the things we inherit. Henriette Lazaridis Power immerses the reader in a world of tradition and resilience, creating characters who linger long beyond their final pages. This isone of the best books I’ve read in a long time.”—Brunonia Barry, author ofThe Lace Reader
 
“Sharply observed and evocative,The Clover Houseis a riveting story about desire, the cost of silence, and the power of a hidden secret from the past to change everything about the present.This debut is a gem.”—Dawn Tripp, author ofGame of Secrets
 
The Clover Houseisa tremendously readable storyof how family secrets reverberate, how war can force impossible choices, and how a very modern woman faces old longings for her mother’s love and a true home. This is a smart and lovely novel.”—Holly Lecraw, author ofThe Swimming Pool
 
“Readers will feel theeloquently writtenquandary of Henriette Lazaridis Power’s vivid and troubled protagonist, a woman with one foot in Greece and the other in America; a woman who, like so many immigrants and first-generation Americans, struggles to be at home in two countries.”—Randy Susan Meyers, author ofThe Murderer’s Daughters
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review by . February 10, 2013
In "The Clover House," Henriette Lazaridis Power tells a memorable and compelling story whose larger theme revolves around the universal mistake many people lovingly make as they attempt to get to the bottom of some issue or fix something that cannot be mended no matter how good their intention, how industrious their pursuit for resolution or how commonsense and pop psychology might dictate that disclosure acts as a soul and mind-cleansing panacea. Power illustrates the life lesson of "leaving well …
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